CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.8 - Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers
Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.8 Gather Relevant Information From Multiple Print... Writing - 8th Grade English Language Arts Common Core State Standards
Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.
Copyright Date: 2010
(Page last edited 10/08/2017)
- Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
- Critically Analyzing Information Sources - The emphasis here is on print sources
- Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - Items to Consider
- Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - A thoughtful guide to evaluating web and other Internet resources
- Evaluating Information Found on the World Wide Web - Explanation and activities
- Evaluating Internet Research Sources - Scroll near the bottom of the page to find a Checklist for Research Source Evaluation
- Evaluating Web Pages - Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
- Evaluation of Information Sources - This page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet.
- Evaluation of Information Sources from the Web - Critically evaluate a Web page for authenticity, applicability, authorship, bias, and usability
- Paraphrase Craze - Well thought out lesson with lots of chances to practice. If you want to get rid of the horrible background in IE go to Tools, Internet Options, click on Accessibility at the bottom of the General tab and click Ingore Colors. Ahhh, much better.
- Paraphrase: Write it in your Own Words - Suggestions including making a distinction between paraphrasing and plagiarizing
- Paraphrasing - After choosing the best paraphrase, click on the button to check your answer
- Paraphrasing - Instructions on how to paraphrase; good beginning lesson
- Paraphrasing & Summarizing Exercise - Compare correct and incorrect ways
- Paraphrasing Activity - Read a passage, read two paraphrases of the passage, and then answer questions
- Paraphrasing Exercise - Five paragraphs to read and paraphrase on your own paper
- Paraphrasing Practice - Suggestions on how to paraphrase followed by a paragraph to read and paraphrase on paper
- Paraphrasing Practice - One at a time show the slides and allow students time to paraphrase. Note to teacher: Allow students time to read the slide carefully and then press the B key to black out your screen. Press B one more time to get back to the show.
- Paraphrasing Topic Sentences - Read a passage and then decide which statement best paraphrases the topic sentence
- Practical Steps in Evaluating Internet Resources - This document will give you a variety of ways to look for each kind of information.
- Quality Information Check List - A resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet.
- Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing - Defines each and then tells why and how to use each
- Scaling Back to Essentials: Scaffolding Summarization With Fishbone Mapping - Complete fishbone maps that highlight the main ideas and relevant details from a cause-effect text; lesson plan
- Summarizing - In this lesson you will: review the basics of summarizing, identify main idea statements and detail statements, and use categories to summarize lists
- Teaching Zack to Think - It is essential that students learn how to validate information. (from Alan November)
- The ABC's of Web Site Evaluation - Evaluation of Web sites is an important skill to learn in this age of digital and information literacy. Students and teachers need practice in critically examining sites to determine authority, authenticity, and applicability to purpose. This site provides that practice. (presented by Kathy Schrock)
- The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
- Using Paraphrases - "A paraphrase is an indirect quotation" from Literacy Education Online (LEO)